Scarring After Breast Surgery

Breast aesthetic surgeries are among the most commonly performed operations. Interventions are made according to the purpose and technique of the operation. In this article, we will be explaining you a scarring issue after breast surgery.

Breast surgeries are carried out as augmentation, reduction and lifting operations. In breast aesthetic surgeries, especially breast reduction and breast augmentation operations are surgeries performed by making incisions. So, how is the postoperative scar condition? How does it heal? What is the treatment and aftercare process? Let’s handle it one by one.

A. Scarring After Breast Augmentation Surgery

The condition of the scar varies according to the method used for breast augmentation surgery.

If the prostheses are to be placed via axillary approach, an armpit incision is made. In order to minimize the scarring appearance after the operation, the incision made under the armpit is made on the natural folds. Therefore, it is not very visible after the operation.

If the breast prostheses are to be placed from the nipples (areolar approach), a round line cut is made from the point where the brown area of ​​the nipple and the white part of the skin meet. After the prostheses are placed, the nipple is stitched back in the same place. Since there will be scarring everywhere with an incision, there will be a scarring here as well. With the good postoperative care scars will be indistinct.

If the prostheses are to be placed under the breast (inframammarial approach), a 2 – 3 cm incision is made on the bra line under the breast. Prostheses are placed through these incisions. At the end of the surgery, the incisions are closed with great care. After necessary post- operative care, scarring will be hardly visible.

B. Scarring After Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a more complicated surgery compared to breast augmentation surgery. Breast reduction surgery is performed by making incisions. And excessive tissue is removed. In the inverse T technique, a vertical incision is made below the nipple downwards and a horizontal incision under the breast. In vertical technique, a vertical incision is made below the nipple downwards. As any incision causes scarring, these types of surgeries end up with scarring and require good after care.

C. Scarring After Breast Lift Surgery

For breast lift surgery similarly to the breast reduction surgery areolar incision, inverted T technique and vertical technique can be applied. There is no possibility for being a scar free in this surgery. Although breast lift surgery has started to be performed endoscopically without scar recently, this situation is not suitable for every breast structure. There is no scar in endoscopic breast lift surgery.

How Do Scars Heal?

The scars will start healing after being excised. However, it is in the hands of the patient how properly will the scars heal. You should strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor. If the person does not have a keloid condition in his body, the incision sites will heal nicely and will get a clear color. It will take 1 year for the incision sites to acquire a bright color. This process requires patience and care.

Treatment and After Care Recommendations

  • Bandages and dressings are required after breast aesthetic surgery.
  • The operated area shouldn’t contact with water until the day of the control.
  • Any movements and activities that may push your incisions and create pressure should be avoided.
  • Quality rest is required.
  • The wound-healing and scar-removing creams given by your doctor should be applied regularly and should not be disrupted.
  • The incisions should not be exposed to direct sun and should be protected from the sun.
  • You should not go to the solarium until the incision sites are completely healed.

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